Colorado Preservation, Inc. Awards

Colorado Preservation, Inc. recognizes the efforts of individuals and organizations who have made a significant contribution toward preserving Colorado’s built history through our annual Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration. The evening’s namesake, Dana Crawford, is a pioneer in saving historic buildings that were viewed as derelict eyesores and in proving that their restoration makes economic sense.  Accomplishments are recognized in the areas of: preservation, philanthropy, rehabilitation, stewardship, promotion and preservation leadership.

The 26th Annual Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Celebration took place on Thursday, May 12, 2016 at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver. Click here to learn more about the 2016 event. Thank you to our sponsors that helped to make it possible!

To view an awards archive, click here.


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Featured Project

4 Bar 4 Ranch

Homesteaded in 1895 by Dick McQueary to provide a stop for the Georgetown Stage Line, the 320-acre 4 Bar 4 Ranch has strong ties to Grand County and Colorado's heritage. The Georgetown Stage Line traveled on the road through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch from Idaho Springs to Hot Sulphur Springs over Berthoud Pass. In 1895 a roadhouse and stage stop were constructed on the ranch. The hotel and barn were constructed using trees from the Ranch property, and the hotel remained open for travelers coming over Berthoud Pass by horseback and wagon until 1913. With the coming of the automobile, the roadway over Berthoud Pass and through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch was considered an integral part of the Trans-Continental “Midland Trail” highway. Following the closing of the stage line, the ranch continued to host travelers until 1912 or 1913 when it was purchased and converted into a Ford Motor Company . Ford vehicles were sold here until 1917, when Harry Larkin purchased the ranch site. Today emergency efforts are underway to ensure it survives through the winter. Donations are in need. To learn more, contact Jennifer Orrigo Charles at

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